Wellington College wins Premier B Grand Final

On Tuesday September 15 the Grand Final of the Premier B competition for the Fred McComish Cup was held at Parliament hosted by Paul Foster-Bell MP.

The topic was: This house regrets societal norms of monogamy

Wellington College (Ben Stockton, Hansaka Ranaweera, Timothy Rutherford, Jack Roberts (Reserve) affirmed the motion and St Patrick’s College, Wellington negated (Augustine Lee, Tom Hall, Jack Turnbull).

After a great debate, Wellington College were declared the victors.

Thanks to adjudicators Emma Smith, Scott Fletcher, and James Gavey for adjudicating, and also Oscar Battell-Wallace for convening the grade this year.

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HIBS wins Senior Certificate 2015

The Senior Certificate grade final for the Rennie Cup was held at Parliament on Thursday 10 September.

The topic was: That Western media should refuse to publish images of Mohammed

Hutt International Boys’ School affirmed the motion and Wellington East Girls’ negated.

The debate was a good one. HIBS were declared the victors in a unanimous decision, winning the Rennie Cup for the first time.

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Wellington East Girls’ College wins Junior Premier Grade

The Junior Premier Grand Final was held at Parliament last night hosted by Chris Bishop MP, and President of the Wellington Speaking Union.

The topic was:

That we should refuse to hold major sports events in countries with poor human rights records

St Catherine’s College (Sophia Zandi, Kaira Scheck and Catharina Lee) affirmed the motion.

Wellington East Girls’ College (Ivana Emer, Isla Turner-Holmes and Isabel Holbrow) negated.

After a great and close debate, Wellington East were declared the winners in a 2-1 split decision.

Congratulations to them and their coaches Maureen MacIver and Amy Campbell.

Wellington East win the WGT Wiggs Cup – the school’s first victory of this prestigious trophy.

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 Thanks to judges Chris Bishop, Emma Smith and Tamara Jenkin for adjudicating.

 

Wellington High School wins Premier A 2015

The Premier A Grand Final for the Henning Cup was held last night at Parliament hosted by Chris Bishop MP.

The topic for the final was:

That if the technology to erase memories were invented, this House would destroy it

After a great debate, the winning team was the affirmative, Wellington High School:

Winners Wellington High School

Jack Comer-Hudson
Eddyn Perkins-Treacher
Shakked Noy

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Runners-Up: Scots College

Peter McKenzie
Connor Slattery
Adam Sangster

The winner of the Suffrage Cup for Best Speaker in the Grand Final was Shakked Noy from Wellington High.

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Thanks to Julia Wells who has done a great job convening the grade this year and to the judges for last night, WSU alumni Richard D’Ath, Emma Smith and Nicholas Gavey.

Draws for 2016 Junior Certificate Debating Grade

The Wellington Junior Certificate Debating Competition is broken down into three pools: Northern Wellington, Wellington Central and the Hutt Pool.  This year the draw for each pool has been updated due to teams withdrawing after the draw has been set.   We apologise for any confusion this may cause, but ask schools to ensure teams are committed before they enter a team in the competition.

Please scroll down the page for the following draws

  • Northern Wellington
  • Hutt
  • Wellington Central

 

Junior Certificate Debating Championship 2016

Northern Draw –  Updated as of 28 April 2016   

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 (new )
A: Paraparaumu Five A: Tawa College Two A: Paraparaumu Four
N: Kapiti College Two N: Kapiti College One N: Kapiti College Three
A: Kapiti College One A: Paraparaumu Two A: Bishop Viard One
N: Samuel Marsden Whitby Two N: Paraparaumu Four N: Samuel Marsden Whitby One
A: Paraparaumu Four A: Kapiti College Three A: Onslow College Two
N: Tawa College Two N: – bye – N: Bishop Viard One
A: – bye – A: Samuel Marsden Whitby One A: Tawa College One
N: Paraparaumu Two N: Onslow College Two N: Onslow College One
A: Onslow College Two A: Bishop Viard One A: Paraparaumu One
N: Kapiti College Three N: Tawa College One N: Kapiti College Two
A: Tawa College One A: Onslow College One A: Paraparaumu Three
N: Samuel Marsden Whitby One N: Paraparaumu One N: Samuel Marsden Whitby Two
A: Paraparaumu One A: Kapiti College Two A: Paraparaumu Five
N: Bishop Viard One N: Paraparaumu Three N: Tawa College Two
A: Paraparaumu Three A: Samuel Marsden Whitby Two A: Kapiti College One
N: Onslow College One N: Paraparaumu Five N: Paraparaumu Two

 Northern Draw continued – updated as of 28 April 2016 

Round 4 ( new) Round 5 (new)
A:  Onslow College One A: Onslow College Two
N: Bishop Viard One N: Kapiti College Two
A: Onslow College One A: Tawa College One
N: Onslow College Two N: Samuel Marsden Whitby Two
A: Kapiti College Two A: Paraparaumu One
N: Tawa College One N: Tawa College Two
A: Samuel Marsden Whitby Two A: Paraparaumu Three
N: Paraparaumu One N: Paraparaumu Two
A: Tawa College Two A: Paraparaumu Five
N: Paraparaumu Three N: Kapiti College Three
A: Paraparaumu Two A: Kapiti College One
N: Paraparaumu Five N: Samuel Marsden Whitby One
A: Kapiti College Three A: Paraparaumu Four
N: Kapiti College One N: Bishop Viard One
A: Samuel Marsden Whitby One A: Onslow College One
N: Paraparaumu Four N: Kapiti College Two

 

Junior Certificate Debating Championship 2016

Hutt Valley Draw Updated 29 February 2016 (second revision)

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
A: Upper Hutt College One A: Heretaunga One A: Hutt International Boys’ School Two
N: St Bernard’s College Two N: St Bernard’s College One N: Naenae College One
A: St Bernard’s College One A: Wa Ora Montessori School One A: Taita College One
N: St Oran’s College One N: Hutt International Boys’ School Two N: Sacred Heart College One
     
A: Hutt International Boys’ School Two A: Naenae College One A: Heretaunga Two
N: Heretaunga One N: Taita College One N: Hutt International Boys’ School Three
A: Taita College One A: Sacred Heart College One A: HVHS One
N: Wa Ora Montessori School One N: Heretaunga Two N: Wa Ora Montessori School Two
     
A: Heretaunga Two A: Hutt International Boys’ School Three A: HVHS Two
N: Naenae College One N: HVHS One N: St Bernard’s College Two
A: HVHS One A: Wa Ora Montessori School Two A: Hutt International Boys’ School One
N: Sacred Heart College One N: HVHS Two N: St Oran’s College One
     
A: HVHS Two A: St Bernard’s College Two A: Upper Hutt College One
N: Hutt International Boys’ School Three N: Hutt International Boys’ School One N: Heretaunga One
A: Hutt International Boys’ School One A: St Oran’s College One A: St Bernard’s College One
N: Wa Ora Montessori School Two N: Upper Hutt College One N: Wa Ora Montessori School One

 Hutt Valley Draw continued (updated 29 February 2016 ) (second revision)

Round 4 Round 5
A: Hutt International Boys’ School Three A: Heretaunga Two
N: Taita College One N: St Bernard’s College Two
A: Wa Ora Montessori School Two A: HVHS One
N: Heretaunga Two N: St Oran’s College One
   
A: St Bernard’s College Two A: HVHS Two
N: HVHS One N: Heretaunga One
A: St Oran’s College One A: Hutt International Boys’ School One
N: HVHS Two N: Wa Ora Montessori School One
   
A: Heretaunga One A: Upper Hutt College One
N: Hutt International Boys’ School One N: Naenae College One
A: Wa Ora Montessori School One A: St Bernard’s College One
N: Upper Hutt College One N: Sacred Heart College One
   
A: Naenae College One A: Hutt International Boys’ School Two
N: St Bernard’s College One N: Hutt International Boys’ School Three
A: Sacred Heart College One A: Taita College One
N: Hutt International Boys’ School Two N: Wa Ora Montessori School Two

 

Junior Certificate Debating Championship 2016

Wellington Central Draw as of 22 March 2016 (Round 2 – 5 updated) 

Round 1 Round 2 (new) Round 3 (new)
A: Saint Patrick’s College Town Two A: Scots College Two A: Wellington High School One
N: Rongotai College One N: Queen Margaret College Two N: Wellington High School Two
     
A: Queen Margaret College Two A: Wellington High School Two A: Wellington High School Three
N: Wellington High School Four N: Scots College One N: St Mary’s College One
     
A: Wellington High School Two A: St Mary’s College One A: Samuel Marsden Collegiate One
N: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Two N: Wellington High School One N: Scots College Three
     
A: Scots College Three A: Scots College Three A: Rongotai College One
N: Queen Margaret College One N: Wellington High School Three N: Saint Patrick’s College Town One
     
A: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Three A: Saint Patrick’s College Town One A: Queen Margaret College One
N: Wellington High School One N: Samuel Marsden Collegiate One N: Wellington College Two
     
A: Wellington High School Five A: Wellington College Two A: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Four
N: Wellington Girls’ College One N: Rongotai College One N: Wellington East Girls’ College One
     
A: St Mary’s College Two A: Wellington East Girls’ College One A: St Mary’s College Two
N: Wellington East Girls’ College Three N: Queen Margaret College One N: St Catherine’s College One
     
A: Scots College One A: St Catherine’s College One A: Wellington East Girls’ College Two
N: Wellington East Girls’ College Two N: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Four N: Wellington High School Five
 
A: Wellington Girls’ College Two A: Wellington High School Five A: Wellington College One
N: Wellington College One N: St Mary’s College Two N: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Two
     
A: St Mary’s College One A: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Two A: Saint Patrick’s College Town Two
N: Saint Patrick’s College Town One N: Wellington East Girls’ College Two N: Wellington Girls’ College One
     
A: Wellington East Girls’ College One A: Wellington Girls’ College One A: Wellington East Girls’ College Three
N: St Catherine’s College One N: Wellington College One N: Saint Patrick’s College Town Three
     
A: Samuel Marsden Collegiate One A: Saint Patrick’s College Town Three A: Scots College Four
N: Scots College Four N: Saint Patrick’s College Town Two N: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Three
     
A: Wellington College Two A: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Three A: Queen Margaret College Two
N: Wellington High School Three N: Wellington East Girls’ College Three N: Wellington Girls’ College Two
     
A: Saint Patrick’s College Town Three A: Wellington Girls’ College Two A: Scots College One
N: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Four N: Scots College Four N: Scots College Two
     
A: Scots College Two    
N: – bye –    

Wellington Central Draw as of 22 March 2016 (Round 2 – 5 updated)

Round 4 (new) Round Five (new)
A: St Mary’s College One A: Queen Margaret College One
N: Samuel Marsden Collegiate One N: Scots College Three
   
A: Scots College Three A: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Four
N: Rongotai College One N: Saint Patrick’s College Town One
   
A: Saint Patrick’s College Town One A: St Mary’s College Two
N: Queen Margaret College One N: Wellington College Two
   
A: Wellington College Two A: Wellington East Girls’ College Two
N: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Four N: Wellington East Girls’ College One
   
A: Wellington East Girls’ College One A: Wellington College One
N: St Mary’s College Two N: St Catherine’s College One
   
A: St Catherine’s College One A: Saint Patrick’s College Town Two
N: Wellington East Girls’ College Two N: Wellington High School Five
   
A: Wellington High School Five A: Wellington East Girls’ College Three
N: Wellington College One N: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Two
   
A: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Two A: Scots College Four
N: Saint Patrick’s College Town Two N: Wellington Girls’ College One
   
A: Wellington Girls’ College One A: Queen Margaret College Two
N: Wellington East Girls’ College Three N: Saint Patrick’s College Town Three
   
A: Saint Patrick’s College Town Three A: Scots College One
N: Scots College Four N: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Three
   
A: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Three A: Wellington High School One
N: Queen Margaret College Two N: Wellington Girls’ College Two
   
A: Wellington Girls’ College Two A: Wellington High School Three
N: Scots College One N: Scots College Two
   
A: Scots College Two A: Samuel Marsden Collegiate One
N: Wellington High School One N: Wellington High School Two
   
A: Wellington High School Two A: Rongotai College One
N: Wellington High School Three N: St Mary’s College One

 

2016 Junior Certificate Prepared Motions

Junior Certificate Topics and Dates 2016

 

Round One Wed 16 March Full Preparation That New Zealand should change the flag.
Round Two Wed 6 April Full Preparation That we rely too much on social media
Round Three Wed 4 May Limited  Preparation Topic to be announced on the day
Round Four Wed 18 May Impromptu Topic to be announced on the day
Round Five 1 June Limited  Preparation Topic to be announced on the day
 The topics for the break rounds shall be announced at a later date, but the dates on which the debates take place are below.
Octo-finals Wed 6 July Limited Preparation Topic to be announced on the day
Qtr Finals Wed 3 August Full preparation That New Zealand should take more refugees
Semi Finals Wed 17 August Full preparation That we should fine people who do not recycle
Grand Finals Wed 12 September Full Preparation Governments should not fund high performance sport.

 

Junior Certificate Grade 2016

Welcome to the Wellington Junior Certificate Debating Grade

My name is Nicola McFaull and I am the  grade’s convenor.    You can reach me by email [email protected] and by cell on 0274 511 366.

 

Junior Certificate Topics and Dates 2016 
Round One Wed 4 March Full Preparation That New Zealand should change the flag.
Round Two Wed 25 March Full Preparation That we rely too much on social media
Round Three Wed 6 May Limited  Preparation Topic to be announced on the day
Round Four Wed 27 May Impromptu Topic to be announced on the day
Round Five Wed 17 June Limited  Preparation Topic to be announced on the day
The topics for the break rounds shall be announced at a later date, but the dates on which the debates take place are below.
Octo-finals Wed 5 August Limited Preparation Topic to be announced on the day
Qtr Finals Wed 26 August Full preparation That New Zealand should take more refugees
Semi Finals Wed 16 September Full preparation That we should fine people who do not recycle
Grand Finals Wed 23 September Full Preparation Governments should not fund high performance sport.

 

 

Junior Premier Grade 2016

Convenor: Kathy Ryan
Email address: [email protected]

The draw and results will be posted here as soon as they become available.

Senior Certificate Grade 2016

Convenor: Lucy MacLeod
Email address:[email protected]

The draw and results will be posted here as soon as they become available.

Senior Premier B 2016

Convenor: Tamara Jenkin
Contact details: [email protected]

Draws and results will be posted here as soon as they become available.

Senior Premier A 2016

Semi Finals

Date and time: Tuesday 16th August, 6:00pm
Venue: TBC
Theme: Gender and Sexuality

Aff Neg
Scots QMC
HIBS WGC

Quarter Finals

Topics: This house believes that any data collected from experiments deemed unethical should never be used by the scientific community.

Venue: Victoria University of Wellington Railway Wing (entrance by the ticket office in the train station).

Time: 6pm

Aff Neg
East Scots
Girls Paraparaumu
Kapiti HIBS
QMC HVHS

 

 

Leaderboard

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
Scots Win Win Win Win Win 5
Paraparaumu Win Win Loss Win Win 4
Kapiti Loss Win Win Win Win 4
HVHS Win Win Win Loss Loss 3
HIBS Win Loss Loss Win Win 3
Wellington Girls Win Loss Win Win Loss 3
Wellington East Win Loss Win Loss Win 3
QMC Win Loss Loss Win (default) Win 3
Wellington College Loss Win (default) Win Loss Loss 2
Marsden Loss Win Loss Loss Win 2
Wellington High Win Loss Win Loss Loss 2
Pats town Loss Loss Win Win Loss 2
St Oran’s Win Win Loss Loss Loss 2
Sacred Heart Loss Loss Loss (default) Win (default) Win 2
Chilton Loss Win Loss Win Loss 2
Silverstream Loss Win Loss Loss Loss 1
St Bernard’s Loss Loss Win (default) Loss (default) Loss 1
Heretaunga Loss Loss (default) Loss Loss (default) Win 1

 

Round Five
Date and time: Tuesday 14th June, 5:50pm
Venue: Samuel Marsden Collegiate
Theme: Crime and Punishment

Aff Neg
WGC Scots
Paraparaumu HVHS
Wellington College Kapiti
Wellington High HIBS
St Oran’s QMC
Pats town Wellington East
Marsden Chilton
SHC Silverstream
St Bernards Heretaunga

Round Four
Date and time: Tuesday 31st May, 6:20pm
Venue: Wellington College
Theme: Science, Technology and Innovation

Aff Neg
Scots HVHS
Wellington Girls Wellington College
Wellington East Kapiti
Wellington High Paraparaumu
HIBS St Oran’s
QMC St Bernard’s
Chilton Silverstream
Marsden Pats town
Heretaunga Sacred Heart

Round Three
Date and time: Tuesday 17th May, 6:15pm
Venue: Queen Margaret’s College
Theme: Cults and Secret Societies

Aff Neg
St Orans HVHS
Paraparaumu Scots
HIBS Kapiti
QMC Wellington Girls
Chilton Wellington East
Marsden Wellington High
Silverstream Wellington College
Pats town Heretaunga
Sacred Heart St Bernard’s

Round Two
Date and time: Tuesday 5th April, 6:15 pm start
Venue: Wellington Girls’ College
Topic: THW ban gang members from living in state houses.

Aff Neg
QMC Paraparaumu
East St Orans
HVHS HIBS
Scots High
Girls Marsden
Coll Heretaunga
Silverstream SHC
Kapiti St Bernards
Pats Town Chilton

 

Round One
Date and time: Tuesday 15th March, 6:15 pm start (Be there at least 5 mins early please as there will be an important briefing for round one)
Venue: TBC
Topic: THW prohibit the publication and airing of climate change denial.

Aff Neg
HVHS Sacred Heart
St Bernard’s Wellington Girls
St Oran’s Pats town
Wellington East Silverstream
Kapiti QMC
Heretaunga Paraparaumu
Wellington High Chilton
Wellington College Scots
HIBS Marsden